A photo of Guy Clark
Guy Clark. Photo by Hélène Goupil

Filmed over a span of 10 years by a former Mission Local editor and a fellow at Still I Rise Films, Hélène Goupil, “The Seed” takes an intimate look at Guy Clark’s day-to-day life in a rapidly changing city. 

Well known for selling flowers on the same corner near the Castro District, Clark had just been evicted from his home of 28 years when the filming of this short documentary started. After being priced out of his own neighborhood, he struggles to navigate the maze of bureaucracy for affordable housing. Now in his 70s, Clarks reflects on what matters most after 40 years of selling flowers on the same San Francisco corner.

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Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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